goodbye


goodbye
I
(Roget's IV) interj.
Syn. farewell, Godspeed, fare you well, God bless you and keep you, God be with you, adieu, adios (Spanish), au revoir (French), auf Wiedersehen (German), a rivederci (Italian), so long*, be good*, bye-bye*, ciao* (Italian), see you later*, toodle-oo*, cheerio*, don't take any wooden nickels*, take it easy*, don't work too hard*; see you later, alligator*; have a nice day*.
II
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) inter]. farewell, bye-bye, *so long, Godspeed, *toodleoo, *toodles, *ta-ta, adieu, adios, ciao, sayonara, hasta la vista, arrivederci, au revoir, auf Wiedersehen, see you later, *later, *see you later alligator, vaya con dios, aloha, shalom.

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